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[AfriNIC-rpd] Definitions of LIR versus End User

SM sm at
Sun Jul 22 06:54:34 UTC 2012

Hi Andrew,
At 12:34 21-07-2012, Andrew Alston wrote:
>however promote systemic use of network address translation.  The 
>economic realities of
>operating in the ISP environment in Africa leave people trying to 
>scrape every cent from anywhere just to survive, particularly with 
>the smaller players trying to start their own ISP's, and if you can 
>NAT and save yourself a few thousand dollars a year, well, that's 
>whats going to happen.


>Now, this leads to the next question.  Why are AfriNIC fees what 
>they are.  I will be the

Because that is what the members decided.

>I'd like to better understand the need for AfriNIC's staff 
>compliment as well, after all, AfriNIC's core business is to 
>allocate IP addresses to its community, yet it employs 34 full time 
>staff according to its website, and is advertising for more.  At the same time,

If I recall correctly you asked a question about the staff at the last meeting.


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